A former Executive Secretary to the immediate past Inspector General of Police (IGP), Superintendent Peter Lanchene Toobu has detailed how his party dues were paid.
According to him, though he was a card-bearing member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) while serving, his family members were paying the party dues on his behalf.
“While I was serving in the police, I wasn’t really paying dues, but my family members were paying the party dues for me when I decided that I should go into politics. Even funeral dues in my village, people paid for me for the past 10 years, ” he told Citi FM, monitored by Adomonline.com.
Supt. Toobu noted that every police officer in the country has a preference in politics but is not allowed to do partisan politics.
“You know in 1992 before I joined the police, I was an NDC member but when the police are recruiting, they don’t ask you for party card, we ask you whether you qualify according to criteria, they don’t care which party one belongs to.
“My family members told me that they have been preparing me for this which was why they paid my dues without me knowing about it. They begged from 2012, I rejected it in 2016 but this time around, my family came with a condition to choose police service or politics and I chose the latter because they knew I was a political animal since my youthful days” he defended.
The retired senior police officer polled 755 as against 317 garnered against veteran politician and former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Joseph Yieleh Chireh to represent the NDC in the 2020 elections.
Source: Adomonline.com|Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy